Sunday, 2 November 2008

It's a CASE of the baby boats...

First and foremost, credit where credit is due! This little boat is a CASE of this fabulous card by the very talented Karen Giron. As soon as I saw it, it went into my 'to be CASED folder'.

The background cardstock is So Saffron and it has been stamped with the Canvas background stamp in So Saffron Classic Ink.The next layer is Ruby Red and is mounted up on dimensionals.

The next layer is whisper white. I have sponged clouds onto this piece using Ballet Blue Classic Ink. There is an excellent tutorial for sponging clouds on Andrea Walford's blog here. The tutorial has actually been written by Sophia Landry, Andrea's sister. Thanks so much Sophia, your tutorial inspired me to try this technique, and I love it. Instead of drawing and cutting out my own clouds I used the scallop punch, as suggested by Karen.

The 'water' is Ballet Blue cardstock that I have hand torn to form waves. I have curled the wave edges using my finger, to give a more three dimensional effect. The boat is from the Nursery Necessities set and I stamped it in three colours (Ruby Red, Certainly Celery and So Saffron) on Whisper White cardstock and then cut the pieces out and pieced them together atop the waves. If I were to make this card again, I would clear emboss the boat and raise its parts on dimensionals, to help it really pop out of the water.

The sun is from the Life's a Breeze stamp set, and has been stamped in So Saffron ink, cut out and mounted up on dimensionals. I have also scribbled a bit of two-way glue onto it and sprinkled it with some razzle dazzles.

Last, but not least, the sentiment is a rub-on from the 'A Perfect Day' set. Might have to stock up on these before the end of the month :-).

Thank you for visiting today. Have a lovely day!

PS. Did everyone see the shocking spelling error in yesterday's post title? I typed it, looked at it, and thought 'that looks really weird, but I can't think of any other way to spell it' (I spelt Basically as Basicly). The fact that I was being begged for food, food and more food at the time may have had something to do with it (my kids are on a feeding FRENZY at the moment and no amount of food seems to placate them). Anyhoo, I promptly forgot all about it, but later last night, when I went to close the open blog window, I saw it again and realised what I'd done. My apologies for being so dim.

PPS. I had another moment along these lines this morning when typing the title for this post. I was like....does the 'it is' contraction take an apostrophe, or is it the it possessive that takes it? (a lot of its (plural) in that sentence...sorry for springing this on you first thing on a Sunday morning!). I knew one did and one didn't, but couldn't for the life of me remember which one it was. I had to go look it up online....far out...what's with that eh? Must be getting old.


tracy said...

love it it a go as I have that stamp set! woo hoo! Just finished no. 22 baby shower card (using the onsie pattern thank you) and most of them have the boat on them all cut out separately and then mounted on dimensionals....looks really effective, but I love the waves ;)

SharonD said...

This is a great card Sam. I loved it when I saw it on Karen's blog too! The clouds are awesome aren't they.